Coronavirus: police worry about unsafe vehicles as travel restrictions ease
Driver fatigue and unsafe vehicles are just two of the concerns police have as travel restrictions ease, allowing people to move freely around the country once again.
New Zealand moved to alert level 2 on Thursday, meaning inter-regional travel is once again allowed after close to eight weeks without it.
Before hitting the road Waikato road policing manager Inspector Jeff Penno said the key things for people to check were their tyres, windscreen and mirrors, indicators, any rust and lights.
Tyres and lights were crucial, especially as we moved into darker months and winter roads, Penno said.
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